Surprise Move as Japan’s Health Ministry Gives the Nod to Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Surprise Move as Japan’s Health Ministry Gives the Nod to Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 6:00:00 UTC

An expert panel studying cannabis issues in Japan has recommended that the country allow for imports of cannabis products for medical use. This comes as some surprise as the Japanese government has traditionally been anti-cannabis, and this could open new doors for African exporters.

SA Cannabis Investment Climate Starts Warming Up as Impact Investor Fedgroup Throws its Hat into the Hemp Ring

SA Cannabis Investment Climate Starts Warming Up as Impact Investor Fedgroup Throws its Hat into the Hemp Ring

Sunday, 2 October 2022, 14:00:00 UTC

Financial services provider Fedgroup is the latest mainstream institution to enter the South African cannabis market. It has added “cannabinoid hemp” to its “alternative asset impact farming investment options”, saying investors could earn a 14% return per annum over the next three years.

‘Simple’ Costa Rican Hemp Rules Set THC Limit at 1%, Make Licenses Widely Available

‘Simple’ Costa Rican Hemp Rules Set THC Limit at 1%, Make Licenses Widely Available

Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 11:00:00 UTC

Hemp farming and production licenses will be inexpensive and widely available in Costa Rica, according to regulations that have been approved by the government.

Go Africa! Nairobi Finance House Backs Zimbabwean Hempcrete Project

Go Africa! Nairobi Finance House Backs Zimbabwean Hempcrete Project

Monday, 29 August 2022, 14:00:00 UTC

National settlements minister says new hemp technology is the solution for Zimbabwe’s massive housing shortage

Cheeba Launches Africa’s First Full-Service Cannabis Consultancy

Cheeba Launches Africa’s First Full-Service Cannabis and Hemp Consultancy

Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 11:00:00 UTC

Cheeba Cannabis Consulting brings together a network of experts to offer a broad range of services across the cannabis and hemp value chains as the cannabis economy starts picking up a head of steam.

Cape Town Tech Reseller Best Grow Clinches Distribution Deal to Bring HurdMaster to South Africa

Cape Town Tech Reseller Best Grow Clinches Distribution Deal to Bring HurdMaster to South Africa

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 13:30:00 UTC

Cape Town based Best Grow has sealed the rights with Industrial Hemp Latvia (IHL), Riga, to distribute the HurdMaster 1000 Micro Decorticator in South Africa.

Labat Seals CSIR Agreement to Fast-Track Cannabis Projects

Labat Seals CSIR Agreement to Fast-Track Cannabis Projects

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 8:00:00 UTC

JSE-Listed Group will use CSIR resources to move into Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) product development

US Army Considers Hemp for Camouflage Sniper Uniforms

US Army Considers Hemp for Camouflage Sniper Uniforms

Monday, 11 July 2022, 22:00:00 UTC

The U.S. Army is exploring hemp and jute as raw materials for camouflage uniforms used by its snipersd and as put out a request for information to the hemp community to help meet the concealment needs of snipers.

Bien There and Donne That: Ferreira Beats Red Tape, Gets Hemp Permit Finally and Sets Up New Research Centre in W Cape

Bien There and Donne That: Ferreira Beats Red Tape to Get Hemp Permit and Sets Up New Research Centre in W Cape

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 22:00:00 UTC

Mastergrower Natie Ferreira has been appointed director of a new cannabis research centre at the Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) Bien Donne site in the Western Cape and has bold plans to transform the historic farm into a local hemp hub.

Cape Town Hemp Building is Highest in the World

Cape Town Hemp Building is Highest in the World

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 6:00:00 UTC

Hemporium’s Duncan Parker says the hemp skyscraper is an environmental breakthrough as the South African hemp industry starts coming -of age

Sweetwaters the Core of Labat’s New Strategy as Group Unveils Plans to Set Up Commercial Seedbank, Expand Retail and Invest in Rolling Papers and Beverages

Sweetwaters the Core of Labat’s New Strategy as Group Unveils Plans to Set Up Commercial Seedbank, Expand Retail and Invest in Rolling Papers and Beverages

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 22:00:00 UTC

Labat to focus on finding the right ‘business combinations’

Thailand to Use Anti-Smoking Laws to Restrict Adult-Use Cannabis Consumption

Thailand to Use Anti-Smoking Laws to Restrict Adult-Use Cannabis Consumption

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 22:00:00 UTC

Tobacco Control Law to be used to discourage adult-use smoking

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